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. >> gridlock is the new big task facing barack obama and the u.s. congress. gridlock over the so-called fiscal cliff. what's the fiscal or better put financial cliff? think of it as a high, steep rock. a ledge the u.s. is teetering on and will plunge over if no action is taken on certain financial matters. what are those? one, the bush era tax cuts. in 2001 and 2003, congress, under president george w. bush, lowered everyone's taxes. but it was only temporary, like 11 years temporary. less than two months from now midnight december 31, taxes go back up. the average household will pay more in taxes each year, $2000 to $3500 more. two, sequestration. what's that? new, big budget cuts. $110 billion in cuts in 2013 alone. they go into effect january 2, and will affect the defense budget and the domestic budget. the cbo, says unemployment could climb up over 9%, pushing the u.s. back into recession. why did this happen? an automatic sequestration or permanent set aside of $1.2 trillion was passed by congress, in order to force congress to compromise and figure out how to cut the budget itself. but,
are loving this. one opened up on halloween the earliest opening ever kbroop the u.s. has never experienced such a wide scale natural disaster this close to election day. both candidates had to temper their message in the wake of the storm but that could change today with five days left president obama goes back on be the campaign trail with events in wisconsin, nevada and colorado. governor romney arrives in virginia a day after an event in another battleground state. >> mitt romney campaigned in florida wednesday but during his three rallies he never once mentioned president obama by name. >> understand what it takes to get this country going again. >> he refrained from an all out attack on the president who was visiting with disaster victims in new jersey. instead romney made his own pitch to help those affected by the storm. >> if you have the ability to help please provide some resources to people there and give calls to your loved ones and keep folks in your thoughts and prayers. it's a big part of what america is. >> the romney campaign ended up back pedalling wednesday over remarks
to call at this point. derrick. >>> thank you anita. we have a winner in the virginia u.s. senate race. democrat tim kaine defeats george allen. now, andrea ma karen is with the -- andrea ma karen is with -- mac karen is with them. and sadie is with the democratic party. >> reporter: yeah. people were cautious coming in. it took a while to develop. tim kaine is finishing up his victor speech. there he goes. thanking everybody. i don't know if you can hear me. but the crowd is very excited. tim kaine hugging congressman bobby scott right there. and to the far right i'm not sure if you can see him, but it is his father-in-law. obviously even very excited -- everybody excited. it was a hard fought, tight race. $80 million. the most expensive senate race this year. lots of negative ads. 50 million of that money came from outside sources. and governor kaine said they fought against the negative advertisements. everybody very excited. tim kaine talked a little about his missionary work. he took a year off from college and went and lived in honduras where he went to missionary for a year. tal
. which would make him the first u.s. president to visit the country which was formally known as -- formerly known as burma. >>> a virginia business owner is taking extreme measures following tuesday's elections. a jewelry store in bedford posted the sign that reads closed to mourn the loss of the america that our forefathers endowed to us. while some agreed the store owner has a right to express his opinions others say the move upsets them and they'll no longer do business there. >>> in other news prince george's county police are now looking for a murder suspect this morning. last night officers found a man a gunshot wound in hillcrest heights. he was outside the apartment building and died at the hospital later. at this point no details on a possible suspect or a motive. >>> much of the debris from superstorm sandy has a big coating of snow on it this morning. and that's all thanks to the nor'easter that's battering areas to our north. 9news now reporter kristin fisher has more on the storm and its effects on travel. she's live at national airport. good morning kristin. >>
what how we're going to go forward with the u.s. and the island. >> reporter: of course d.c.'s mayor gray has a lot to say about the push. he's a huge proponent for d.c. state hood. he applaud the puerto ricans' efforts but as you would imagine, he wants the district to be the 51st state. >> we're glad they've stepped up. perhaps we can join forces to make the case as to why we should be a state. >> reporter: make to mistake, mayor gray is vasing to get -- racing to get state hood for d.c. before anyone else does. he's gotten arrested as an act of civil disobedience to prove his point. >> they're going to have to work very hard to make the case. >> reporter: congress will make the final approval but president obama will respect the will of the puerto rican people. which that has the executive chef feeling proud of her island roots. >> it's great to be part of the democratic government that is going to allow us to really fick what we want,. >> reporter: will congress agree? downtown washington, ken molestina, 9news now. >>> at 6:36 jessica doyle has another your money report. >> count
immigrants permission to work if they were brought to the u.s. as children. right now as it stands, do you believe there are enough republicans who belief in compromise on immigration? >> well, i want to believe that we believe. >> reporter: do you believe it right now? >> yes, because if i don't believe it i wouldn't be able to be a republican. >> reporter: in florida, colorado, and nevada, the percentage of the electorate that is hispanic has increased one percentage point or more in the last four years. by 2016, at least two million more latinos will be eligible to vote. the obama campaign went out of its way to reach hispanics, airing this add in key markets. (president obama speaking spanish) it's that sensitivity that they say was missing from the romney campaign. >> we just want to be taken seriously. today we showed that them that -- we demanded at the ballot box -- they can't ignore us. we're here, we're voting, we're paying attention. >> reporter: to get a sense of the numbers here, scott, that national association of latino officials tells us that every 30 seconds in this countr
behind closed doors. unlike the u.s. the chinese people don't have a stay, but they are making their voices heard just the same. everything about the 18th party congress is big. 2,000 delegates. the communist elite carry enormous weight and pride and hopes for the future. but increasingly the hopes of 1.3 billion people clashed with one party state. by some estimates there's 500 protests in china every day, over corruption. last week huge protests over the expansion of a petro chemical plant. communist officials said it was good for the economy. 10,000 angry citizens said it was bad for their health. >> so where were you in the crowd? >> 35-year-old xu xinglong was in the middle of it. he shot this video on his cell phone. >> translator: the airplane quality has deteriorated for years he said. it's not just air quality but food and water. his daughter he says is always sick. his wife always sneezing. the pollution we suffer is too severe. he told us the people are not known to protest but they can't take this any more. >> you're not afraid? he told us he doesn't worry. remarkab
recovery begins if superstorm sandy. the u.s. death toll is now at 64. the estimates of destruction and economic fallout are running around $55 billion. a part of new york's subway system is expected to be in operation today and once submerged laguardia airport will reopen at 7:00 with very limited service. >> much lower manhattan though is still in the dark. thousands of residents in hoboken new jersey across the river from manhattan have been given ready to eat meals and other supplies from the national guard. along the new jersey shore, president obama and governor chris christie took a helicopter hour of the storm damage because that's the only way to see it. >> kristin fisher is here with us this morning and kristin, you were out in the field. you were in rehoboth. and just give us an idea again of what you saw and what's going on now. >> reporter: well, it's tough to compare the two because what i found in rehoboth is nothing compared to what we're now seeing in new york and new jersey with you know, up and down the coast. millions of people remaining in the dark. the damage i
of $5 to $15 billion. one of the most expensive hurricanes in u.s. history. >> in the top five? >> top five, six, seven. >> who is covering who is not covered? >> pretty much everyone will have some form of insurance. you're required to carry insurance if you have a mortgage and most people do anyway. if you live on the shore typically you'll have a stand homeowners policy that will cover wind damage and most people will have flood damage and that will cover damage from flooding and the storm surge. >> most required by mortgage. >> particularly federally backed you'll be required to have that mortgage. >> what do you do? >> first, when you get back to your property, go out there and inspect that property very carefully in case there's live wires or gas lines. document the damage. use a cram. take photographs. jot down notes. call your agent or insurance company and then what will to be done is you'll be added to the list and an adjuster will come and visit you as quickly as possible. >> what does that mean? >> it depends on where you are. insurers have marshalled agents. armies of at a
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